Thursday, January 10, 2013

Prohibition is Back in Tribeca!

Most of our favorite West coast breweries hail from San Francisco, and just like with sour dough bread, the air seems to produce some tasty brews. A particular favorite is Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, founded in 1997 in the Bayview District. This brewery has become well known for its balanced lagers, its Big Daddy I.P.A., and its Prohibition Ale. At the center of Speakeasy’s beer is the unique way it is produced. The beer is made in their original steam-fired brewhouse, which was designed with the intention of a less industrialized, hands-on operation. Speakeasy believes that this maximizes the consistency and shelf-life of the brews, and we agree! Almost all of their beers are dry-hopped (a West Coast tradition), and have been brightly filtered to not only improve the shelf-life but give the beer a more distinctive and focused flavor.
We are excited to say that we currently have seven Speakeasy beers on tap at Mudville9. Our head bartender has paired each of them with a bite or meal from our menu.
Big Daddy: Not lightweight, Big Daddy IPA tips the scales with huge hops flavor and a dry, clean taste that leaves the scene without a trace. 6.1%
Grilled Chicken Wrap
Prohibition: A boldly hopped amber ale that strikes a perfect balance between caramel maltines and its aggressive hopping. 6.1%
Jumbo Shrimp Platter
The Witness: A sessionable saison-inspired pale ale spiced with coriander and pink pepper corn. Brand new and available on draft only. 5.1%
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Scarlett: Speakeasy’s first ‘seasonal’ offering. A dark red ale brewed with rye, malt, subtly dry and very smooth. 5.5%
California Burger
Double Daddy: Doubling down on malts and hops, this imperial IPA raises the stakes. With its good looks and no-limit style, DD takes the pot every time. 9.5%
Butchertown Black: Named for the neighborhood in which the brewery resides, this beer is black as night but with a surprisingly lighter body than the color would indicate. It has a dry-hopping regiment more akin to an IPA than a stout or porter. 8.2%
Baby Back BBQ Ribs
Betrayal Ale: Deceiving, double-crossing and treacherous, Betrayal strikes a chord in the deepest shade of red. At first glance, she’s sweet and seductive, yet at the last sharp enough to curl your tongue. The allure of her dazzling caramel sweetness and scintillating aromatic hops is enchanting. 8.2%
A mixture of sides, the beer is the star in this choice.